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Architecture February, 17 2014

Oval House by Elias Rizo Arquitectos

Located in Zapopan, Mexico, Oval House was built in accordance with strict, traditionalist aesthetic restrictions that are in place for houses in a gated residential community. Designed by firm Elias Rizo Arquitectos, a desire for privacy and space efficiency were the two driving concerns for the project. Comprising mostly concrete, wood and stone materials, the box-like structure features a central internal courtyard on the top floor. Bedrooms and a family living space are also on the upper level, while kitchen, dining and entertaining areas are located on the ground floor, which opens up to reveal a backyard and concrete deck in the rear.

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